Digbeth First Friday – August 2016

When: Friday 5th August, 18:00 until late
Where: various venues across Digbeth

Experience the incredible variety of free events on offer every month around Digbeth! Discover something new and enjoy the fantastic independent culture Digbeth has to offer, this month including:

Pop-up Poetry Café
Digbeth Community Garden, 18:30-22:00

The Real Junk Food Project and Naked Lungs have combined with Digbeth Community Garden to create an evening of food, words, music and drinking. Food will be provided as always by the lovely people at TRJFPB and will be on a strictly pay as you feel basis. Entry is completely 100% free and beers and wine also available for donations.

BART Publication preview
Millennium Point, 19:00-21:00

A private viewing of the BART Publication: a Birmingham City University creation. Birmingham School Of Art students have been looking at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Birmingham public art, alongside creating our own. BART publication is a culmination of this exploration with inspiration from the BCU archives, previous projects with Architecture department and public art proposals from the students themselves.

Goodbye Wittgenstein, qujOchÖ
Stryx, 18:00-21:00

As part of international artist exchange organised by A3 Project Space in partnership with BOM, Verena Henetmayr, Thomas Philipp and Andre Zogholy from Linz, Austria will present outcomes of interventions in Birmingham connected to the relationship between Ludwig Wittgenstein and David Pinsent.

Laura Oldfield Ford Walk and Closing Event
Grand Union, 18:00-20:30

To mark her solo exhibition at Grand Union, Laura Oldfield Ford has created a limited edition print. On Digbeth First Friday Laura Oldfield Ford will lead a ‘derive’ (or walk) from Grand Union to Saltley Coking Plant. This will be followed by drinks back at the gallery space. This is free, but to reserve a place please email info@grand-union.org.uk.

Future Broth
Vivid Projects, 19:00-21:00

“The future is here. It just isn’t evenly distributed yet”. Join us for performance and installations including a live hashtag challenge, dystopian noodles, creepy surveillance and a film featuring St. Joseph, a group of Morris Dancers and a body builder covered in engine oil.

ESP Summer Camp
Eastside Projects, 18:00-20:00

ESP’s Summer Camp 2016 will open its doors to the public for one night only as ESP members present new works, experiments and ideas in development in the main gallery, accompanied by a show reel of moving image works in the second gallery, in an ad-hoc event where open-studio meets collaborative exhibition meets creative celebration.

Herstory LIVE
The Edge and Friction Arts, 19:30-23:00

A night of poetry, music and storytelling exploring the themes of historic stories of the under represented diaspora featuring 4i, Nafeesa Hamid, Amina Jama & Madi Saskia.

For more information about any of the events, visit the Digbeth First Friday website.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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